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president of the united states. >> reporter: it seems possible that this remarkable man will be someone truliy and remarkably different, who can lift us out of the partisan differences that divide us. >> reporter: but the country was mired in two wars and reeling from the great recession. >> the american recovery and reinvestment act that i will sign today-- >> reporter: early on, he secured from congress an $840 billion stimulus measure. but unemployment remained above 8%. even the president what happen to the shovel-ready projects. >> shovel ready was not as... shovel ready as we expected. >> reporter: the rapid rise in federal spending climaxed in a $16 trillion debt and negotiations between the white house and congressional republicans over whether to extend the debt ceiling. >> i made a sincere effort to work with the president. >> this is no way to run the greatest country in the world. >> reporter: ended in a short-term fix. >> it becomes the law of the land. >> reporter: after a year of often fierce debate, mr. obama cybed a landmark overhaul of health care with the mandate to
be on his way, god willing -- to the united states congress! my family's story isn't special. what is special is the america that makes our story possible. ours is a nation like no other, a place where great journey can be made in a single generation, no matter you who are or where you come from, the path is always forward. america didn't become the land of opportunity by accident. my grandmother's generation and generations before always saw beyond the horizons of their own lives and their own circumstances. they believed that opportunity created today would lead to prosperity tomorrow. that's the country they envisioned and that's the country they helped build. the roads and bridges they built, the schools and universities they created, the rights they fought for and won, these open the doors to a decent job, a secure retirement, the chance for your children to do better than you did. that's the middle class, the until of our economic growth. with hard work, everybody ought to be able to get there. with hard work, everybody ought to be able to stay there. and go beyond. the dream
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